Drinking alcoholic drinks at a party is an accepted social activity and one that many partake in because it’s enjoyable and agreeable. But you might not know about the biochemical changes that go on in your body when you imbibe — apart from the inevitable hangover the next day, that is. Alcohol affects your liver and your bloodstream, and even your neurotransmitters do strange things that cause you to lose control of your fine motor skills and judgment-making ability. While no one’s saying you shouldn’t drink, it can’t hurt to understand what goes on and pay more attention to your functionality as you enjoy the night.
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The most noticeable thing that happens to the body is, as mentioned, the loss of fine control when you drink a bit too much. This is because the liver can’t process all the alcohol that’s in your bloodstream and leaves more of it flowing around your system. One of the results is the release of a neurotransmitter known as GABA. This chemical slows down your function, judgment, and ability to make decisions. It happens as a direct result of overdoing it or drinking alcohol too quickly. You’re best served by setting a reasonable pace and allowing your body to process your consumption for a better outcome.
Take the quiz from health IQ below to learn more about the biological chemistry that takes place when you drink alcohol. You might find it invaluable when it comes to moderating your intake for the upcoming holiday season.
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